Central Andes - (Day Trip)
Volcano Train I
de los Volcanes I)
Quito - El Boliche - Machachi - Quito
The adventure begins in
Chimbacalle station, from where we depart southwards to the
"Avenue of the Volcanoes".
Pichincha, Atacazo, Pasochoa,
the Viudita, Rumiñahui volcanoes, among others flank the
railway. The road descends through the "jungles of
Panzaleo" whence wood for building the churches of Quito came
from, through grasslands, croplands and haciendas.
In Tambillo and Machachi we’ll
enjoy the cuisine and culture of the chagras, the Ecuadorian
cowboys. In El Boliche, at the foothills of Cotopaxi, we
discover its singular flora and fauna in an easy trek, then
return to Machachi for lunch and a visit to "Granja La Estación",
a beautifully kept farm home of native and exotic animals.
Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Holidays
08:15 to 17:30 - Passengers must arrive 30-minutes before
What is included?
Train ticket, guidance through the journey, mountain cloud
forest hiking at El Boliche area, farm visit and lunch.
What is Extra?
Additional expenses not detailed in the itinerary.
CLOTHING: A jacket for
cold weather, comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen (SPF 70
at least), sunglasses, camera, and cash.
ALTITUDE: From 2,890 to
3,547 meters above sea level. Temperature ranges from 5° to
IMPORTANT: Short, easy
treks in rough terrain and high altitude. Likelihood of mudded
trails from October to June. Free, guarded parking areas
available for our clients in Chimbacalle station.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All
itineraries are subjected to change due to force majeure or
technical, operational circumstances. Please check our
policy regarding refunds and cancellations. We are
committed to providing the best possible travel experience.